Illinois seeks talks on keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes


TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Illinois has proposed negotiations with federal officials and other states in the Great Lakes region over fortifying a Chicago-area lock and dam to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan and threatening its native fish.


  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Hill panel probing opioids abuse targets distributor firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say wholesale pharmaceutical distributors shipped hundreds of millions of prescription opioid pills to West Virginia, a state disproportionately ravaged by deaths caused by the addictive drugs. Now, lawmakers want executives of those companies to explain how that happened.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Former jail officer accused of sexually assaulting females

POMEROY, Ohio (AP) — A former jail officer accused of sexually assaulting or trying to sexually assault 11 female inmates and probationers he supervised has been indicted in Ohio on charges including kidnapping, sexual battery and attempted compelling prostitution.